E-Passport Application

 

You can apply for a new passport or replace your current passport through the ecitizen portal <www.ecitizen.go.ke>. You’ll have to download and print out a form at the end. You must sign and date the form, add the documents and photographs that are required (see below) and submit them in person at the Embassy (2249 R Street NW, WASHINGTON DC 20008) for biometric capture.


Applicants will pay using mobile money, Credit, Debit Cards or online banking.


Requirements for new applications (Never held a Kenyan passport before)

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Original Kenyan Birth certificate and a copy. ( If born abroad please see - Birth Certificate for Kenyan children born abroad
  3. Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Adults 18 years and above - Original Kenyan ID and a copy
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Copies  of Parents Kenyan ID’s
  9. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

Requirements for replacement of passport( Current holders of passports being phased out)

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Adults 18 years and above - Original Kenyan ID and a copy
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Old passport and a copy
  9. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

Requirements for Mutilated passports

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Adults 18 years and above - Original Kenyan ID and a copy
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Old passport and a copy
  9. Personal  statement explaining circumstances for the damage
  10. Sworn affidavit to support (ix) above
  11. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

Requirements for Lost passports

  1. A duly filled application form
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy Certificate of Registration if Kenyan by Registration
  4. Adults 18 years and older - Original Kenyan ID and a copy
  5. 3 (Three) passport size photos
  6. Copy of the recommender’s Kenyan ID
  7. Duly filled Consent form for Minors
  8. Copy of Old passport
  9. Personal  statement explaining circumstances for loss
  10. Sworn affidavit to support (ix) above …Click to download
  11. Police report on loss of passport (Not just the case number)
  12. 2(two) payment invoices for the prescribed fee

 

NB

  1. It is the onus of the applicant to fulfill all the application requirements as above.
  2. Applications must be presented against original Kenyan National IDs
  3. All minors must accompanied by their parents or legal guardians
  4. Change of name apart from through Marriage must be accompanied by a Deed poll and the  changes must be affected in the Kenyan National ID card
  5. The Birth Certificate numbers appear on the Left hand side of the Birth Certificate (above the date of birth) and not at the top right hand side (Serial No.)

 

The recommender in Section 7 should be a Kenyan citizen, who personally knows the applicant but not an immediate relative.

 

Part of the application process involves scanning of your documents.When uploading make sure they are in picture format(jpeg,png) and not in document format (pdf,docx,doc)

 

Persons who were born before 27th August 1987 and have acquired Citizenship of other countries before 27th August 2010 will be required to show proof of having regained Kenyan Citizenship( under the provision of Article 14(5) of the constitution of Kenya 2010)

 

 

eCITIZEN QUERIES CONTACT:

 

T: +254 780 206 206
E: support@ecitizen.go.ke